import/export

Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.
Special Report

‘Crafted in California’ Makes its Debut

Prompted by the scarcity and cost of local fruit, California Olive Ranch unveiled a new range of imported blends.

Olive Oil Imports Reach Record in Brazil

Only the United States and Italy import more olive as consumption continues to grow in Latin America’s most populous country.
Olive Oil Times Special

A New ‘Greek Mark’ for Olives and Olive Oil

Seven companies in Greece that produce table olives and extra virgin and virgin olive oil were the first in the country to display a "Greek Mark" on their labeling, part of a project to distinguish Greek products in foreign markets.

A Very Good Year for Turkish Olive Oil Exports

A good year for olive growers combined with relatively poor years in the Mediterranean and a depreciating Lira, see Turkish exports on pace for a five-year high.
Special Report

E.U. – Japan Trade Deal Brings Opportunities to Olive Oil Exporters

Many European agricultural products will enjoy reduced taxes or an entirely tax-free status when exported to Japan, opening the way for EU farmers and exporters to penetrate a market of 127 million people.

Spain’s Dcoop Acquires Stake in California Table Olive Producer Bell-Carter

Spain's largest olive oil cooperative and its Moroccan partner have acquired 20 percent of the company partially responsible for U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives in an effort to avoid paying them.